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An increase in the book value of an asset
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  1. An increase in the book value of an asset
  2. A published account, review, or notice, especially a favorable one.
  3. (Informal) A written report or description, as in a newspaper, magazine, etc.; sometimes, specif., a favorable account, as for a publicity release
The art, technique, or process of narrating:
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  1. The art, technique, or process of narrating:
  2. Any official or standard account or explanation, as of a sequence of related events
  3. A narrated account; a story.
A literary composition in narrative form, often, specif., an unsophisticated, somewhat digressive one
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  1. A literary composition in narrative form, often, specif., an unsophisticated, somewhat digressive one
  2. A narrative of real or imaginary events; a story.
  3. A story or account of true, legendary, or fictitious events; narrative
A fanciful tale of legendary deeds and creatures, usually intended for children.
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  1. A fanciful tale of legendary deeds and creatures, usually intended for children.
  2. A story about fairies, giants, magic deeds, etc.
  3. An account regarded as highly romantic or as fantastic or unbelievable
Any symbol or emblem
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  1. Any symbol or emblem
  2. A story in which people, things, and happenings have a hidden or symbolic meaning
  3. The presenting of ideas by means of such stories
A story that is not true; falsehood
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  1. A story that is not true; falsehood
  2. A story about legendary persons and exploits.
  3. A fictitious story meant to teach a moral lesson: the characters are usually talking animals
Such stories considered as a group:
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  1. Such stories considered as a group:
  2. A popular belief or story that has become associated with a person, institution, or occurrence, especially one considered to illustrate a cultural ideal:
  3. A traditional story of unknown authorship, ostensibly with a historical basis, but serving usually to explain some phenomenon of nature, the origin of man, or the customs, institutions, religious rites, etc. of a people: myths usually involve the exploits of gods and heroes
(Obs.) Little-known, entertaining facts of history or biography
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  1. (Obs.) Little-known, entertaining facts of history or biography
  2. A short account of an interesting or humorous incident.
A story handed down for generations among a people and popularly believed to have a historical basis, although not verifiable
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  1. A story handed down for generations among a people and popularly believed to have a historical basis, although not verifiable
  2. One that inspires legends or achieves legendary fame:
  3. A title, brief description, or key accompanying an illustration or map
A basis or ground:
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  1. A basis or ground:
  2. A report relating to one's conduct:
  3. Worth, standing, or importance:
Formal statement(s) in a written document that sets forth certain facts that form a basis or reason for the agreement or transaction which follows; generally prefaced with the term “whereas,” as in “Whereas, the parties intend by this agreement to set forth their agreement to divide all their marital property in anticipation of divorce.” Formal statement(s) in a written document that sets forth certain facts that form a basis or reason for the agreement or transaction which follows; generally prefaced with the term “whereas,” as in “Whereas, the parties intend by this agreement to set forth their agreement to divide all their marital property in anticipation of divorce.”
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  1. Formal statement(s) in a written document that sets forth certain facts that form a basis or reason for the agreement or transaction which follows; generally prefaced with the term “whereas,” as in “Whereas, the parties intend by this agreement to set forth their agreement to divide all their marital property in anticipation of divorce.” Formal statement(s) in a written document that sets forth certain facts that form a basis or reason for the agreement or transaction which follows; generally prefaced with the term “whereas,” as in “Whereas, the parties intend by this agreement to set forth their agreement to divide all their marital property in anticipation of divorce.”
  2. A very detailed account or report of something; a narration.
  3. That which is recited; a story, narration, account.
A report or record of important events based on the writer's personal knowledge
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  1. A report or record of important events based on the writer's personal knowledge
  2. A report or record of a scholarly investigation, scientific study, etc.
  3. An account of the personal experiences of an author.
A short, simple story, usually of an occurrence of a familiar kind, from which a moral or religious lesson may be drawn
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  1. A short, simple story, usually of an occurrence of a familiar kind, from which a moral or religious lesson may be drawn
  2. A simple story illustrating a moral or religious lesson.
(Now Rare) A short allegorical story with a moral; fable
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  1. (Now Rare) A short allegorical story with a moral; fable
  2. A moral fable, especially one having animals or inanimate objects as characters.
A narrative of this kind
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  1. A narrative of this kind
  2. The category of literature, drama, film, or other creative work whose content is imagined and is not necessarily based on fact.
  3. Narrative, explanatory material, or belief that is not true or has been imagined or fabricated:
The literary genre represented by novels.
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  1. The literary genre represented by novels.
  2. A relatively long fictional prose narrative with a more or less complex plot or pattern of events, about actions, feelings, motives, etc. of a group of characters
  3. The type or form of literature represented by such narratives
The class of literature constituted by such tales.
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  1. The class of literature constituted by such tales.
  2. An artistic work, such as a novel, story, or film, that deals with sexual love, especially in an idealized form.
  3. A fictitiously embellished account or explanation:
The category of literature, drama, film, or other creative work whose content is imagined and is not necessarily based on fact.
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  1. The category of literature, drama, film, or other creative work whose content is imagined and is not necessarily based on fact.
  2. Works in this category:
  3. Narrative, explanatory material, or belief that is not true or has been imagined or fabricated:
An extended narrative poem in elevated or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a legendary or traditional hero.
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  1. An extended narrative poem in elevated or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a legendary or traditional hero.
  2. A literary or dramatic composition that resembles an extended narrative poem celebrating heroic feats.
  3. A series of events regarded as a proper subject for an epic
A modern prose narrative that resembles a saga.
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  1. A modern prose narrative that resembles a saga.
  2. A prose narrative usually written in Iceland between 1120 and 1400, dealing with the families that first settled Iceland and their descendants, with the histories of the kings of Norway, and with the myths and legends of early Germanic gods and heroes.
  3. A medieval Icelandic or Scandinavian prose narrative dealing with the heroic exploits of legendary and historical kings and warriors or with the traditional history of an important family
(Psychol.) A more-or-less connected series of mental images, as in a daydream, usually involving some unfulfilled desire
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  1. (Psychol.) A more-or-less connected series of mental images, as in a daydream, usually involving some unfulfilled desire
  2. (Music) A coin issued especially by a questionable authority and not intended for use as currency.
  3. A work of fiction portraying highly characters or settings that have no counterparts in the real world
The Poetic (or Elder) EddaPoetic EddaElder Edda, a collection (made c. 1200) of Old Norse poetry
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  1. The Poetic (or Elder) EddaPoetic EddaElder Edda, a collection (made c. 1200) of Old Norse poetry
  2. (Proper) Either of two early Icelandic literary works:
  3. A manual of Icelandic poetry, called the Younger or Prose Edda, written by Snorri Sturluson (1179–1241).
An insignificant or childish lie.
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  1. An insignificant or childish lie.
  2. (Medicine, informal) Short form of fibula.
  3. (Informal) A lie, especially one that is more or less inconsequential.
(Countable) A false statement, especially an intentional one; a lie
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  1. (Countable) A false statement, especially an intentional one; a lie
  2. (Archaic, rare) Mendacity, deceitfulness; the trait of a person who is mendacious and deceitful.
  3. Lack of accuracy or truth; falsity; deception
A fabricating or being fabricated; construction; manufacture
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  1. A fabricating or being fabricated; construction; manufacture
  2. A fabricated thing; esp., a falsehood, false excuse, etc.
Worth, standing, or importance:
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  1. Worth, standing, or importance:
  2. A report relating to one's conduct:
  3. A report; description; story
An extended account in prose or verse of historical events, sometimes including legendary material, presented in chronological order and without authorial interpretation or comment.
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  1. An extended account in prose or verse of historical events, sometimes including legendary material, presented in chronological order and without authorial interpretation or comment.
  2. A detailed narrative record or report.
  3. A narrative; history
A statement or passage that describes
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  1. A statement or passage that describes
  2. The act, process, art, or technique of describing or picturing in words
  3. A statement or an account describing something:
A record of a patient's general medical background:
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  1. A record of a patient's general medical background:
  2. (--- Slang) One that is no longer worth consideration:
  3. A formal written account of related natural phenomena:
The act or process of narrating; the telling of a story or of happenings
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  1. The act or process of narrating; the telling of a story or of happenings
  2. A story or account; narrative
  3. Writing or speaking that narrates, as history, biography, or fiction
An explanation or interpretation of events in accordance with a particular theory, ideology, or point of view:
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  1. An explanation or interpretation of events in accordance with a particular theory, ideology, or point of view:
  2. Any official or standard account or explanation, as of a sequence of related events
  3. A narrated account; a story.
(Law) A formal account or record of a court case, decision, etc.
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  1. (Law) A formal account or record of a court case, decision, etc.
  2. A statement or account brought in and presented, often for publication
  3. A formal account of the proceedings or transactions of a group:
The thing stated; account, declaration, assertion, etc.
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  1. The thing stated; account, declaration, assertion, etc.
  2. An abstract of a commercial or financial account showing an amount due; a bill.
  3. A formal oral or written declaration, especially with regard to facts or claims:
An account showing one point of view; particular description or report given by one person or group
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  1. An account showing one point of view; particular description or report given by one person or group
  2. A particular form or variation of an earlier or original type:
  3. An adaptation of a work of art or literature into another medium or style:
A story that is not true; falsehood
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  1. A story that is not true; falsehood
  2. (Archaic) The plot of a literary work
  3. A fictitious story meant to teach a moral lesson: the characters are usually talking animals
The pattern or sequence of events in a narrative or drama.
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  1. The pattern or sequence of events in a narrative or drama.
  2. A secret, usually evil, project or scheme; conspiracy
  3. A small piece of ground, generally used for a specific purpose:
  1. Story
  2. The plot of a story or dramatic work.
A brief amount of time; a moment:
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  1. A brief amount of time; a moment:
  2. (Chiefly British) A small coin:
  3. A matter being considered:
A short piece in a newspaper or magazine.
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  1. A short piece in a newspaper or magazine.
  2. A bit of information; a detail.
  3. An article; unit; separate thing; particular; entry in an account
A mark (¶) used as by proofreaders to indicate the beginning of a paragraph or as a sign marking material referred to elsewhere
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  1. A mark (¶) used as by proofreaders to indicate the beginning of a paragraph or as a sign marking material referred to elsewhere
  2. A brief article, item, or note in a newspaper or magazine
  3. A distinct division of written or printed matter that begins on a new, usually indented line, consists of one or more sentences, and typically deals with a single thought or topic or quotes one speaker's continuous words.
Any single thing, amount, specimen, example, etc.
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  1. Any single thing, amount, specimen, example, etc.
  2. What one has to say about something; an opinion:
  3. An instance; a specimen:
A short news item; filler
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  1. A short news item; filler
  2. A type of firecracker that burns with a hissing, spurting noise before exploding
  3. A short, sometimes humorous piece in a newspaper or magazine, usually used as a filler.
Secret or hitherto undivulged particulars of history or biography.
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  1. Secret or hitherto undivulged particulars of history or biography.
  2. A short, entertaining account of some happening, usually personal or biographical
A story that is not true; falsehood
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  1. A story that is not true; falsehood
  2. A fictitious story meant to teach a moral lesson: the characters are usually talking animals
  3. A story about legendary persons and exploits.
A story or account of true, legendary, or fictitious events; narrative
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  1. A story or account of true, legendary, or fictitious events; narrative
  2. A literary composition in narrative form, often, specif., an unsophisticated, somewhat digressive one
  3. A malicious story, piece of gossip, or petty complaint.
(Idiomatic) A greatly exaggerated, fantastic story.
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  1. (Idiomatic) A greatly exaggerated, fantastic story.
  2. A kind of story or folk tale characterized by intentionally ludicrous exaggeration and incredible incidents
A continuous strand of twisted threads of natural or synthetic fibers, such as wool or nylon, used in weaving or knitting.
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  1. A continuous strand of twisted threads of natural or synthetic fibers, such as wool or nylon, used in weaving or knitting.
  2. Coarse fibers woven into strands for rope-making
  3. Any fiber, as wool, silk, flax, cotton, nylon, glass, etc., spun into strands for weaving, knitting, or making thread
An aircraft whose horizontal stabilizing surfaces are forward of the main wing.
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  1. An aircraft whose horizontal stabilizing surfaces are forward of the main wing.
  2. An unfounded or false, deliberately misleading story.
  3. A short winglike control surface projecting from the fuselage of an aircraft, such as a space shuttle, mounted forward of the main wing and serving as a horizontal stabilizer.
An absurd or highly improbable tale passed off as being true.
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  1. An absurd or highly improbable tale passed off as being true.
  2. An absurd, improbable story
The practice of lying.
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  1. The practice of lying.
  2. The telling of lies; lying
  3. An untrue statement; a lie or an inaccuracy.
Dishonesty
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  1. Dishonesty
  2. The condition or quality of being false
  3. Something false; esp., a lie
A small or trivial lie
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  1. A small or trivial lie
  2. (Informal) A lie, especially one that is more or less inconsequential.
  3. An insignificant or childish lie.
The category of literature, drama, film, or other creative work whose content is imagined and is not necessarily based on fact.
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  1. The category of literature, drama, film, or other creative work whose content is imagined and is not necessarily based on fact.
  2. Works in this category:
  3. Narrative, explanatory material, or belief that is not true or has been imagined or fabricated:
(Uncountable) A lack of veracity
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  1. (Uncountable) A lack of veracity
  2. (Countable) untruth, falsehood
  3. A falsehood; lie
A false statement or action, esp. one made with intent to deceive
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  1. A false statement or action, esp. one made with intent to deceive
  2. (Sports) The position of a golf ball that has come to a stop.
  3. Something meant to deceive or mistakenly accepted as true:
Erroneous or false representation; an unfair or dishonest account or exposition; a false statement: as, to injure one's character by misrepresentations.
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  1. Erroneous or false representation; an unfair or dishonest account or exposition; a false statement: as, to injure one's character by misrepresentations.
  2. Incorrect or unfaithful representation in the capacity of agent or official representative, as of a principal in a matter of business, or of constituents in legislation.
  3. A false statement typically made with the intention to mislead. See fraud. A false statement typically made with the intention to mislead. See fraud.
A statement that is false. Usually indicating an error rather than an intentional lie.
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  1. A statement that is false. Usually indicating an error rather than an intentional lie.
A lie; deceitful or dishonest behavior; equivocation. A lie; deceitful or dishonest behavior; equivocation.
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  1. A lie; deceitful or dishonest behavior; equivocation. A lie; deceitful or dishonest behavior; equivocation.
A story or account of true, legendary, or fictitious events; narrative
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  1. A story or account of true, legendary, or fictitious events; narrative
  2. A literary composition in narrative form, often, specif., an unsophisticated, somewhat digressive one
  3. A deliberate lie; a falsehood.
The condition of being false; lack of truth.
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  1. The condition of being false; lack of truth.
  2. An untrue statement; falsehood; lie
  3. A lie or falsehood.
An exaggerated or boastful story; a tall tale.
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(Idiomatic) A greatly exaggerated, fantastic story.
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  1. (Idiomatic) A greatly exaggerated, fantastic story.
  2. A kind of story or folk tale characterized by intentionally ludicrous exaggeration and incredible incidents
Anything extraordinarily large
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  1. Anything extraordinarily large
  2. Something exceptionally big or remarkable.
  3. A heinous or outrageous lie

Synonym Study

  • Anecdote applies to a short, entertaining account of a single incident, usually personal or biographical
  • Tale , a somewhat elevated or literary term, usually suggests a simple, leisurely story, often somewhat loosely organized, especially a fictitious or legendary one
  • Narrative is a more formal word, referring to the kind of prose that recounts happenings
  • Story , the broadest in scope of these words, refers to a series of connected events, true or fictitious, that is written or told with the intention of entertaining or informing
Find another word for story. In this page you can discover 71 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for story, like: write-up, narrative, tale, fairy-tale, allegory, fable, myth, anecdote, legend, account and recital.